Malaysians now eligible for India e-Tourist Visa

| Malaysia | 18 Aug 2015 | Asia Samachar |


Malaysians are now able to apply for the Indian e-Tourist Visa.

“We (the Indian Government) are now going to extend this facility to 36 more countries (including Malaysia) from Aug 15,” a statement by the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur read.

It added that other countries in the list were Ireland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The Commission said seven more Indian airports had been added as designated entry points (to an existing nine) for the visa, according to a report in daily newspaper The Star.

Together, they are: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruchirapalli and Varansi.

Previously launched on Nov 27 last year, the scheme covers some 77 countries at the moment.
According to India’s e-Tourist Visa website, each visa will be valid for a total of 30 days from the date of arrival in India.

A US$60(RM244.72) fee will be charged per visa. For more information visit


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  1. That’s right Thangamma, it is a ‘rip-off’. To collect 6 months charges in 1 month from tourists! Well done India.

  2. good evening ,
    According to the tourist e visa.its a very good idea that india government decision .but for my opinion the duration and amount is quite tough.its because last time the amount that our Malaysian pay 250 for 6 months visa but now they only give 1 month.I hope government of india try to consider the amount and duration of the visa thank you very much for giving me this opportunity.